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Fall Festival at USNWC

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Fall Festival at USNWC

Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28214

Free admission

Autumn is here, and Whitewater Center’s Fall Festival will kick off the season with a full day of races, fall-themed yoga sessions, seasonal cider sampling, and Fall Festival’s signature Build Your Own Boat Competition.

Schedule and Activities: 

Saturday, October 5, 2019:

9:00 a.m. – The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race
9:30 a.m. – Slow Flow Yoga
9:30 a.m. – SUP Yoga
11:00 a.m. – Cider Sampling opens
12:00 p.m. – Build Your Own Boat Competition
1:00 p.m. – Chakra Flow Yoga
4:00 p.m. – All Levels Flow Yoga
4:30 p.m. – Cider Sampling closes


The Scrambler:

Teams of two will complete a series of obstacles together through the USNWC property during The Scrambler, choosing between the short distance (3-4 mile) or long distance (6-7 mile) options. Competitors must complete each obstacle before moving on to the next one. Looking to knock out this race in style? Bust out your best costumes, because prizes will be awarded to the best dressed team.

Build Your Own Boat:

The Build Your Own Boat Competition puts hand crafted vessels to the test down our man-made whitewater channel featuring class II, III and IV rapids. Judging will be based on the crowd reaction, creativity and seaworthy-ness of each boat, with the winning team’s name joining the ranks of past champions on the coveted BYOB rock and blade trophy.


Yoga will take place in the South Ridge during Fall Festival. Practices are one hour in duration and are led by a certified yoga instructor. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own mat!

SUP Yoga will be held on the Catawba River at 9:30 a.m. SUP Yoga has a limited capacity and requires registration. Anchor spots are on a first come, first serve basis. SUP Yoga has a fee of $25 unless you have a Day Pass or Annual Pass or are providing your own equipment (board, paddle, PFD, and anchor).

Guests bringing their own board will be allowed to take the class at no cost but are not guaranteed a spot on the anchor system. Day-of registration will be available as capacity allows.

Cider Sampling: 

Sample ciders of your choice from featured breweries including Stem Ciders, Wild Blossom Cider, Bold Rock, Windy Hill Orchard, Red Clay Ciderworks, Appalachian Mountain Cidery, GoodRoad Ciderworks, Austin Eastciders, and Noble Cider. For $7, receive four 4oz. pours of the ciders of your choice. Cider Sampling is available from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Check out more info at USNWC.org. and the Facebook event page.

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5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy
Charlotte , NC 28214 United States
(704) 391-3900